GU, BDF XI target bumper crowd for final

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Gaborone United (GU) and BDF XI have promised do their best to attract a bumper crowd to their Mascom Top 8 final this Saturday. The two sides meet at the New Lobatse Stadium in what promises to be an interesting match.

"Do not be surprised if you find our supporters outnumbering those of Gaborone United on Saturday. We have intensified our campaign to attract more supporters," BDF XI chairman Boikanyo Addenes told journalists yesterday at a media briefing held in Gaborone. He said supporters will be ferried from as far as Francistown and Selebi-Phikwe for the match. "Some will be coming from Thebephatshwa and will be accommodated at Sir Seretse Khama Barracks (SSKB). We want to leave a lasting impression in Lobatse and hope that we attract new supporters after this match," he added. He said that they expect to meet about 200 other supporters who are already residing in Lobatse. A motorcade has been planned on Saturday to raise awareness for the match and in an attempt to attract new members. Addenes also told journalists that as a team, they would like to make history on Saturday.

They have even engaged experts to prepare the players both mentally and physically. Both BDF XI and GU defeated their opponents heavily in the semi finals to set up what is likely to be a highly tactical final. GU chairperson, Fidelis Nkomazana also indicated that they expect their supporters to come in large numbers from all over the country. He said on their way from Francistown where they played TAFIC, they tried to sensitise some of their supporters in the northern part of the country about the match. He said he is optimistic that the match will pull a crowd. "We have a very good working relationship with BDF XI. We sometimes sit down and discuss football matters but it will be a different ball game this Saturday as both teams fight for supremacy in this competition," Nkomazana stated. If they win the title, it will be Moya-goleele's second silverware in two seasons, having won the Coca-Cola Cup last season.

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